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Wednesday, November 12th 2014
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Menquan Liu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Supernova Shock Propagation in the Interstellar Medium

Supernovae play an important role in the galactic evolution. In this talk, I will introduce the propagation process of the supernova shock after a successful explosion based on a 1D hydrodynamic simulation. The results include the energies, radius, mass and luminosity of the supernova remnant and the profile of velocity, density and temperature. The difference due to the supernova explosion energies and the metallicity of interstellar medium are analyzed. I will also discuss their effect on the galactic evolution.

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